Acid Base Worksheet Answers
Acid-Base Practice Worksheet
Spring Semester 2015
Interpret the following ABGs and list potential causes of each condition. Make sure you look at compensation, too!
pH 7.29 pCO2 38 HCO3 19
Acid-Base Imbalance: Metabolic acidosis, uncompensated
Potential Causes: renal failure, DKA, diarrhea, shock
Symptoms: headache, hypotension and flushing (from vasodilation), muscle twitches (from hyperkalemia), N/V/D, confusion. Also see Kussmaul resps to compensate
pH 7.45 pCO2 28...
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